======== Computer Virus Catalog 1.2: VERMIN Virus (20-FEB-1992) ========
Entry...............: VERMIN Virus
Alias(es)...........: ---
Virus Strain........: VERNIM Virus family
Virus detected when.: ---
              where.: ---
Classification......: System virus (bootblock), resident
Length of Virus.....: 1. Length on storage medium: 1024 byte
                      2. Length in RAM:            1024 byte
--------------------- Preconditions ------------------------------------
Operating System(s).: AMIGA-DOS
Version/Release.....: 1.2/all, 1.3/all, 2.01/all
Computer model(s)...: All models
--------------------- Attributes ---------------------------------------
Easy Identification.: ---
Type of infection...: RAM resident, reset resident, bootblock
Storage media affected: All media (FD,HD)
Interrupts hooked...: ---
Damage..............: Overwriting block zero of the same device
                         (usually the bootblock)
Damage Trigger......: Read/Write-access (DoIO) on bootblock
Particularities.....: Changes DoIO vector; uses CoolCaptureVector;
                         pressing the left Mousebutton during reset
                         removes the virus and turns the screen purple
                         for approx. 2 seconds (timing only correct on
                         7 MHz-AMIGAS as this is only a CPU-loop)
Similarities:         SUPERBOY Virus
--------------------- Agents -------------------------------------------
Countermeasures.....: VirusZ 3.00, VT 2.48, BootX 5.23
Countermeasures successful: VirusZ 3.00, VT 2.48, BootX 5.23
Standard means......: VT 2.48
--------------------- Acknowledgement ----------------------------------
Location............: Virus Test Center, University Hamburg, FRG
Classification by...: Karim Senoucci
Documentation by....: Karim Senoucci
Date................: 14th DECEMBER 1992
Information Source..: ---
===================== End of VERMIN Virus =============================

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